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69Voltage
9th June 2011, 05:23 AM
I can't wait for this.


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With iOS 5′s new Wireless Syncing functionality, the umbilical cord of your iPhone or iPad has finally dried up and fallen off… except when it needs power, when you have to plug it in to a wall socket.

But Apple’s serious about cutting the cord. Future iOS devices might be truly wireless, sucking in power as wirelessly as they will sync.


A new patent application spotted by Unwired View shows that Cupertino is planning on building near-field magnetic resolution (or NFMR) power supplies right into future iMac computers.

What do NFMR power supplies do? They’d make it possible for your iPhone or iPad to just slurp electricity out of the air to charge just by being in proximity of your Mac. Neat!

Of course, if Apple’s serious about cutting the cord of iOS devices, that goes from the figurative cord as well: Apple doesn’t want iPhones to be tethered to PCs anymore, even for powering. However, Apple could always sell NFMR chargers to plug into walls, as well as dongles for plugging into non-NFMR equipped computers.

Unfortunately, as neat as this tech is, and as much as I’d love to toss all of my old Dock Connectors into the trash, I think we’re a while aways from this technology seeing prime time. Still, who knows? Maybe the iPhone 5 or the iPad 3 will be the first iOS device to not even ship with a little white cord?

SavageCHRIS
9th June 2011, 05:31 AM
That would be really good if you never had to charge your phone again, smartphones battery's drain too quick.

jadwv2210
9th June 2011, 05:37 AM
Holy crap and I thought wireless electricity was impossible. This is awesome. Time to start stealing wireless electricity like I do WiFi while I'm away from home lol.

69Voltage
9th June 2011, 07:15 AM
That would be really good if you never had to charge your phone again, smartphones battery's drain too quick.

What? You have to charge your phone no matter what, whether it's via a hard line or wirelessly like the article states. I'll take wirelessly over hard line any day.

marcymarc2008
18th June 2011, 01:45 PM
thats cool.

i hope its not like that infrared ports phones used to have where it had to be about 2 inches from the other device.

looks interesting tho

Fuzz
18th June 2011, 01:58 PM
wireless electricity has been around for about a year, i remember seeing it on gadget show.

tijnx
18th June 2011, 11:42 PM
there is no wireless electricity, only with magnets for very short distance

69Voltage
19th June 2011, 12:04 AM
there is no wireless electricity, only with magnets for very short distance



A new patent application spotted by Unwired View shows that Cupertino is planning on building near-field magnetic resolution (or NFMR) power supplies right into future iMac computers.

That's what they seem to be working on.

covcleo
19th June 2011, 05:13 AM
Oh wow this is awesome.

XxRockstarxX
19th June 2011, 05:19 AM
this is really cool +rep!

allstarrm17
19th June 2011, 08:34 AM
This sounds really cool.

And I can see how this would work. I mean we do have cell phones. A landline is just 48 volts going through 2 lines. I gets bumped up to 96 when someone calls. But, you don't need to do that with cells.

ferrin
19th June 2011, 10:14 AM
I'm all about wireless everything.
Since it'll be built into the mac, it won't anything extra to have, unlike the current
pads you can buy now for like 100 bucks.

WhiteHot
19th June 2011, 02:19 PM
Holy crap and I thought wireless electricity was impossible.

Heard of Tesla? Had wireless electricity running from one side of his stage to the other side...
Heard of the principle of 'induction'? Induction mats to charge you phones/ipods/batteries/etc.

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i hope its not like that infrared ports phones used to have where it had to be about 2 inches from the other device.


Doubt it. Apple kicks ***. The worst thing the iPhone has had (ever) was the iPhone 4's dumb-*** 'hold it a certain way' slogan.


wireless electricity has been around for about a year, i remember seeing it on gadget show.

This. Pretty simple really.


there is no wireless electricity, only with magnets for very short distance

Eh? Ok scientist?


this is really cool +rep!

Ya brah! I posted an article like a year ago about 'wireless cords'.

That's my own term, as it is the technology that will replace all the cords that run into the back of your TV (except the power, but that seems like it'll happen soon enough)